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Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Mackay Mansion

 
 
Mackay Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
1. Mackay Mansion Marker
Inscription. Once the residence of John Mackay, this elegant mansion also served as the office for the Gould & Curry Mining Company. Mackay, an Irish-born immigrant, was the richest man the Comstock ever produced. Built in the 1860s, this building survived the “Great Fire of 1875” and was the headquarters for Mackay, Flair, Flood and O’Brien – “Silver Kings” of the Comstock.
State Historical Marker No.132
Division of Historic Preservation and Archeology
Nevada Landmarks Society

 
Erected by Division of Historic Preservation and Archeology and the Nevada Landmarks Society. (Marker Number 132.)
 
Location. 39° 18.18′ N, 119° 39.06′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on South D Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 129 South D Street, Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Mackay Mansion (here, next to this marker); Gould & Curry Offices (here, next to this marker); C. J. Prescott House (here, next to this marker); Chollar – Potosi Mining Co.
Mackay Mansion Marker with National Register of Historic Places Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
2. Mackay Mansion Marker with National Register of Historic Places Plaque
These markers are mounted on the front of the building to the left of the entrance door.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Engineering Marvels on the Comstock (about 300 feet away); Fourth Ward School (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named The Fourth Ward School (about 400 feet away); Chollar Mine (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Virginia City.
 
More about this marker. There are two additional markers at this site - A second Mackay Mansion marker and the Gould & Curry Offices marker. See other Mackay Mansion marker for links and additional photos.
 
Additional keywords. Comstock Lode
 
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Mackay Mansion and Markers image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
3. Mackay Mansion and Markers
Sign on Display on Front Porch of the Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
4. Sign on Display on Front Porch of the Mansion

The Bonanza Kings Headquarters

Photos from left to right: Mackay, Fair, Flood and O’Brien Events that took place in this mine office/home would change the course of American History and the World. Built by George Hearst, father of William Randolph Hearst, the great Hearst fortune began here on $400 borrowed money! Later acquired by John Mackay. It became headquarters for the Bonanza firm and the largest silver strike in world history.

See lavish Victorian furnishings, pieces of the magnificent Mackay silver service made by Tiffany. Original vault and ore samples. Here visitors included Mark Twain, Ulysses S. Grant, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and many others. Enjoy your journey thru this great and fascinating part of American history.
Mackay Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
5. Mackay Mansion
Markers can be seen on the wall of the building - to the left of the entrance doors.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,347 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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